Alex Golden
May 22, 2023 - Transit

XNA sees most-ever travel ahead of Memorial Day

Illustration of a airplane wearing a flower lei

Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios

Northwest Arkansas National Airport has more than bounced back from the COVID-19 pandemic.

By the numbers: XNA had more than 80,700 tickets flying out this March, up 14.5% from March 2019. The airport saw an 8.5% increase from April 2019 to the same month this year, with 77,404 enplanements, airport spokesperson Olivia Moore told Axios.

Worth Sparkman
May 15, 2023 - Business

Cycling boosted Northwest Arkansas by $159M in 2022

Data: Bureau of Economic Analysis; Table: Axios Visuals

Cycling made a $159 million economic impact in NWA last year, up 16% from $137 million in 2017.

  • The Walton Family Foundation published its first study on the topic in 2018.

What we're riding: It ain't your parents' Schwinn

A white bicycle stands in front of a giant statue of a turtle.

The Schwinn Bay Ridge sits near "Box Turtle" by Stephen Feilbach. Photo: Worth Sparkman/Axios

I tested a couple Schwinn e-bikes from the demo stable at the end of the Square 2 Square ride in Bentonville recently.

Unbeknownst to me, the company has a line of electric bikes designed for entry-level cyclists.

Worth Sparkman
May 3, 2023 - Transit

Get off your axles for National Bike Month

A photo of a blue street sign with a white bicycle outline to indicate a bike lane.

Photo: Worth Sparkman/Axios

May is National Bike Month, when the League of American Bicyclists encourages all to air up the tires and try to make short trips without a car.

What's happening: Monday also kicked off the National Bike Challenge, wherein riders can tap into their competitive edge as single cyclists or as part of a group.

NW Arkansaspostcard

Get a free daily digest of the most important news in your backyard with Axios NW Arkansas.


Support local journalism by becoming a member.

Learn more